Start/Stop IIS related services using NET START/STOP

Starting/stopping Windows NT services from the commandline using the net start and net stop commands is
valuable those who prefer the commandline interface and for scheduling the
stopping of services and later restart of services after backups. The net start/stop commands require the service name listed under


The services applet in Control Panel uses the DisplayName. The net command
does not recognize the DisplayName. This is true for any service. For IIS
specifically: the service names and displaynames are:

Service name



IIS Admin Service


FTP Publishing Service


Microsoft NNTP Service


Microsoft SMTP Service


World Wide Web Publishing Service

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